Chinese vessels

Probably Lieutenant Piercey Brett1742/1743

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

This sketch of Chinese junks in Canton was probably drawn by Lieutenant Piercey Brett when HMS Centurion visited Canton in 1742/3. The image was one of several illustrations in Anson's Voyage Around the World, in the Years 1740-1744 which was written under George Anson's direction by his chaplain (priest aboard a ship) Richard Walter in 1748.

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  • Title: Chinese vessels
  • Creator: Probably Lieutenant Piercey Brett
  • Date Created: 1742/1743
  • Physical Dimensions: 20.2 x 32.8 cm
  • Original Language: English
  • Provenance: Gift of Anthony J. Hardy
  • Transcript: Chinese Vessels
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Gouache on paper
  • object id: HKMM2004.0025.0001